Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Investment Portfolio (October 2015)

STI ended the month just below 3000 points, recovering some of the lost ground from last month. However, mood in the market is still cautious, mainly due to worries over impending US Fed interest rate hike.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefings - Transcorp, GuocoLeisure, Singapura Finance, PCI, Chuan Hup, China Yuanbang, Lion AsiaPac, Parkson Retail Asia, Lasseters and K1 Ventures.

For my top 30 holdings, Sarine Technologies was again a big mover, but this time in the opposite direction due to bad industry news. Most of the stocks in the list do not change much in their positions, except for those which I have added more this month.

I have bought the following companies from the market this month - CapitaLand, City Developments, Far East Orchard, Hiap Hoe, Hotel Royal, Isetan, Jardine Strategic, Keppel T&T, Parkson Retail Asia, Shangri-La Asia, Teck Wah, UOL and Willas-Array. My shares in MIIF was acquired via redemption after the company had sold all its assets and return cash back to shareholders.

I have also participated in the following scrip dividend schemes - Global Investments, Jardine Strategic and Vibrant Group.

Next month will a slow month as not much companies will be holding meetings. Nevertheless, there will be dividend payouts from companies who held their AGMs in October and I will be looking to re-invest some of these dividends. With only two months left before the year draws to a close, it will be a good time to do some reflections as well.

My S'pore Stock Portfolio - Top Holdings, cash investment only (correct as at 30 October 2015)

Top 30 Holdings (Sing$ Denominated shares)
1. United Engineers
2. Jardine C&C 
3. Metro Holdings
4. Bonvests  
5. Haw Par
6. Koyo International  
7. Singapura Finance
8. Hotel Grand Central
9. Sarine Technologies
10. Hotel Royal
11. SGX
12. Bukit Sembawang Estates
13. ComfortDelgro
14. A-REIT
15. Hong Fok
16. The Hour Glass
17. Old Chang Kee     
18. Hong Leong Finance
19. Keppel T&T
20. Hotel Properties
21. Sing Investment & Finance   
22. Isetan
23. GK Goh
24. UOL 
25. Hiap Hoe
26. Far East Orchard 
28. CapitaMall Trust
29. Stamford Land
30. First REIT

Top 5 Holdings (US$ Denominated shares)
1. Jardine Strategic
2. Hong Kong Land 
3. Mandarin Oriental  
4. Dairy Farm
5. Jardine Matheson

Top Holdings (HK$ Denominated shares)
1. Fortune REIT
2. Tan Chong International

Top Holdings (Aust$ Denominated shares)
1. AV Jennings

Top 5 Holdings (CPF OA investment)
1. Keppel Corp
2. Streettracks STI ETF
3. CapitaMall Trust
5. Challenger Technologies

My Hong Kong Stock Portfolio
1. Peace Mark Holdings - Under Voluntary Liquidation

My Australia Stock Portfolio
1. GPS Alliance Holdings Limited

My Unlisted Company Portfolio
1. Automated Touchstone Machines Ltd
2. Iconic Global Limited
3. Greatronic Limited
4. General Magnetics
5. Fastech Synergy
6. Beauty China- Under Liquidation
7. Memory Devices
8. Jurong Tech - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
9. FM Holdings
10. Japan Land - In liquidation - Members' voluntary winding up
11. Zhonghui - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
12. FerroChina - Under Liquidation
13. FirstLink Investments
14. NEL Group
15. Jets Technics
16. Guangzhao Industrial Forest - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
17. Hongwei Technologies Limited (In Provisional Liquidation)
18. FDS Networks Group
19. Aussino Group - In liquidation - Creditors' voluntary winding up
20. Sunray Holdings
21. China Oilfield Technology

My Unit Trust Portfolio:



Blogger Arthur Wang said...

Just curious, how much are the estimate cost of buying so many stocks every month? Does not seem feasible.

12:18 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Arthur,

Cost is only one-off. If you hold the stocks for long term, the dividends received throughout the years would have offset the initial brokerage paid for buying these stocks. In fact, if you bought a high dividend yielding stock, the first dividend payout would have offset most of the initial brokerage.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Everlearning said...

Hi ghchua,

This second-half of the year I have kept quiet and slowed down quite a bit due to health scares and the prolonged haze threats. Thankfully, I have fully recovered with one exception - yearly visit to the hospital in the future and hopefully the never- return of the haze from our neighbouring regions.

Life is surely unpreditable. I never expected to stay in hospital and forgo my holidays. Likewise, my Novo stock was struck off from my portfolio with a happy note. The many numbers of my share counters had consolidated until I have a hard time registering in my records.

So far, I had quite a few share counters delisted this year with two more impending.
All of them had not disappointed me. I hope that you too would not be adversely affected by the MTP change. For this very reason, I have stopped adding new share counters to my existing ones...

7:10 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Everlearning,

Always nice to hear from you again. Indeed, life is sometimes unpredictable so do take care of your health. Yes, the haze had been quite irritating during that period and I am glad that it is now gone. Hope that it will be better next year.

The MTP requirement had been a pain in the neck for many retail investors. Stocks after consolidation often lacks liquidity and smaller shareholders had been stuck with those odd lot shares. I don't understand why SGX still wants to keep the unit share market. They should do away with it and trade the normal board lot market from 1 share rather than the current 100 shares. In this way, retail investors can trade their odd lots rather than stuck with them in the rather illiquid unit share market that had become even more illiquid with the implementation of 100 share per lot rather than 1000.

8:24 PM  

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